It amazes me the fresh fruit available here year round. The thing we notice is that it keeps really well too. We always bought fresh fruit in China but we would buy it day to day, as we found it would spoil faster (I think because it was brought from the country to the city by cart, and it was already a bit bruised) I love the taste of fresh stuff! It will be so hard to go back home and buy things at the grocery store and frozen fruit because it just doesn’t have the same flavor!
Just like through the mountains close to us there is bananas in abundance…the areas close to Buzios and Paraty must be known for oranges. Instead of seeing banana stands we see orange stands every so many metres. We chuckle because there are many ( it’s hard to snap pictures driving) and we wonder how each vendor makes money being so close together. It’s not Florida Sunkist but Oranges abound in Brazil!
The oranges are delicious and so juicy. No wonder Brazilians drink a lot of orange juice!